Mar 1, 2015
God Builds a Nation
HopeintheDarknessIt wasn’t Abraham’s credentials or qualifications that got Gods attention, but there is something about Abraham that explains why God used him to build a nation. Abraham’s story was a story of faith. His life takes up about 13 chapters in Genesis, and we learn what faith is from reading his story. It’s because of Abraham’s faith that God chose to use Abraham as such an integral part of the story.
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  • Mar 1, 2015God Builds a Nation
    Mar 1, 2015
    God Builds a Nation
    HopeintheDarknessIt wasn’t Abraham’s credentials or qualifications that got Gods attention, but there is something about Abraham that explains why God used him to build a nation. Abraham’s story was a story of faith. His life takes up about 13 chapters in Genesis, and we learn what faith is from reading his story. It’s because of Abraham’s faith that God chose to use Abraham as such an integral part of the story.
  • Feb 22, 2015The Beginning of Life As We Know It
    Feb 22, 2015
    The Beginning of Life As We Know It
    HopeintheDarknessThe Story is a book of selections from the Bible, arranged chronologically, that reads like a novel. During this 31-week experience, we will discover how our story is found in God’s story! There are some big themes to cover in Chapter 1 of The Story—events and concepts that have been studied for centuries and dissected for decades appear in this chapter. We are going to see a cycle that will repeat itself in each story that we encounter throughout this entire series. It could be expressed as: An earthly dilemma which begs for a heavenly solution…
  • Feb 15, 2015A Heart for Service
    Feb 15, 2015
    A Heart for Service
    Early ChurchThis week we conclude our message series looking at the beginnings of the Christian Church in the early chapters of the Book of Acts. In Acts chapter 6 we see that the Church was meant to be service-based, where everyone exercises his or her God-given heart for ministry. As a church, if we want to “do good works” in Jesus’ name—to serve more people in more places—we need to help believers discover and employ the gifts God has given them to serve others. At Redeemer we speak of Worship – Grow – and Serve. We have a heart for service because Christ in us compels us to be
    His hands and feet to a world in need.
  • Feb 8, 2015The Shared Life
    Feb 8, 2015
    The Shared Life
    Early ChurchThis week we continue our message series looking at the beginnings of the Christian Church in the early chapters of the Book of Acts. Toward the end of Acts chapter 4 we read: “All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had.” From this we learn that the Church of God is called to be a life-sharing community. What does this mean? For one thing it means that the gathering of the Body of Christ is unlike anything other gathering in the world. When we come together in Christ’s Name, we do more than just share the same space – we join our hearts and minds. Further, we
    bear each other’s burdens. With whom are you gathering?
  • Feb 1, 2015An Empowering Presence
    Feb 1, 2015
    An Empowering Presence
    Early ChurchThis week we continue our message series looking at the beginnings of the Christian Church in the early chapters of the Book of Acts. In Acts chapter 4, after Peter and John were released from prison, where they went is important. They went straight to their own people—the Church. In our challenges, we come to church. However, we don’t come to escape the world but to encounter God—to turn to Him and hear from Him and be shaped by Him
    in light of what happens in this life.
  • Jan 25, 2015An Unstoppable Force
    Jan 25, 2015
    An Unstoppable Force
    Early ChurchThis week we continue our message series looking at the beginnings of the Christian Church in the early chapters of the Book of Acts. In Acts chapter 4, after Peter had preached a powerful sermon, he and John were arrested by the religious authorities who felt threatened. Though they were ordered not to speak in the name of Jesus, Peter and John responded that they could not help speaking about what they had seen and heard. Should
    the Church be content simply to gather in worship, learn, serve and pray?
  • Jan 18, 2015The Transforming Word
    Jan 18, 2015
    The Transforming Word
    Early ChurchIn this new sermon series, we’ll be looking at the early chapters in the Book of Acts – as the Christian Church had just been birthed, and the first followers of Jesus were still living and leading the Church. In Acts 3, the Apostle Peter heals a lame man outside of the temple. Instead of summoning more people to be healed physically, Peter takes the opportunity to preach to the crowd there. Peter wants everyone to know that the healed man was not just physically healed, but his life was transformed. Did the transforming power of the Church die with the Apostles, or is it still
    active today?
  • Jan 11, 2015What are you doing here?
    Jan 11, 2015
    What are you doing here?
    Series: (All)
    Jesus came to seek and to save the lost. As an individual and a congregation, we do not exist for our own purposes. God is calling, gathering, enlightening and sending His people even today. What is God calling you to do? Where is God inviting you to join Him in this mission? How do we respond as a congregation?
  • Jan 4, 2015Who are you?
    Jan 4, 2015
    Who are you?
    Series: (All)
    The concept we have of ourselves and our congregation is significant. Though distorted by sin, identity is a condition of creation and character. God creates all with gifts and abilities and loves all unconditionally. All people are nurtured, developed and valued in the context of family school, and community. Identity is painted by these forces in all lives as well. This morning, we are invited to reflect upon and embrace the identity we have in Christ.
  • Dec 21, 2014The Power of Christ
    Dec 21, 2014
    The Power of Christ
    Kit (JY6) Service 4 color logoWelcome to our Advent worship series, Comfort and Joy. Each service in this 4-part series focuses on a selected portion of Isaiah 40. Today’s service is based on Isaiah 40:10-11 and reminds us that God himself came to live among us and be our Savior, but his power was displayed in the weakness and humility of the manger and the cross. We pray you will find calm and rest in the soothing message that Christ came to bring us power even in our weakest moments. Let the words, Scripture, music and prayers of this
    worship service wash over you with peace that only Christ can give.
  • Dec 14, 2014The Presence of Christ
    Dec 14, 2014
    The Presence of Christ
    Kit (JY6) Service 3 color logoWelcome to our Advent worship series, Comfort and Joy. Each service in this 4-part series focuses on a selected portion of Isaiah 40. Today’s service is based on Isaiah 40:6-9 and reminds us that Christ is present with us now and that he will come again in glory on the Last Day. We pray you will find calm and rest in the soothing message that Christ came to bring us peace in our troubled times. Let the words, Scripture, music and prayers of this
    worship service wash over you with peace that only Christ can give.
  • Dec 7, 2014The Pardon of Christ
    Dec 7, 2014
    The Pardon of Christ
    Kit (JY6) Service 2 color logoWelcome to our Advent worship series, Comfort and Joy. Each service in this 4-part series focuses on a selected portion of Isaiah 40. Today’s service is based on Isaiah 40:3-5 and reminds us to prepare the way of the Lord through repentance, as the forgiveness we receive through Christ makes the rough places of our lives smooth. We pray you will find calm and rest in the soothing message that Christ came to bring us pardon for our sins. Let the words, Scripture, music and prayers of this worship service wash over you with forgiveness, and grant you the comfort and joy that only Christ
    can give!
  • Nov 30, 2014The Peace of Christ
    Nov 30, 2014
    The Peace of Christ
    Kit (JY6) Service 1 color logoWelcome to our Advent worship series, Comfort and Joy. Each service in this 4-part series focuses on a selected portion of Isaiah 40. Today’s service is based on Isaiah 40:1-2 and highlights for us that true peace comes only through Jesus Christ and the forgiveness that he brings. He ends warfare without and within and He is our one and only Prince of Peace. We pray you will find calm and rest in the soothing message that Christ came to bring us peace in our troubled times. Let the words, Scripture, music and prayers
    of this worship service wash over you with peace that only Christ can give.
  • Nov 2, 2014Why We Give to God
    Nov 2, 2014
    Why We Give to God
    Series: Stewardship
    GivingA Christian steward (from where we get the word, “stewardship”) is a child of God who realizes his/her role in life as a partner, a trustee, a manager, a caretaker or a temporary custodian of gifts that belong to God. The Christian steward receives God’s precious gifts gratefully, manages God’s precious gifts carefully and responsibly according to his or her vocations, shares God’s precious gifts with others generously, and returns God’s precious gifts joyfully with increase. We have been granted the high privilege of being God’s stewards. God created us to be stewards, and He re-created us in Holy Baptism to be Christian stewards. It is a position
    that comes to us completely by God’s grace in Christ!
  • Oct 26, 2014How Do I Honor God with My Finances?
    Oct 26, 2014
    How Do I Honor God with My Finances?
    Series: Stewardship
    GivingHonor. We hear a lot about it in terms of the government and even corporations. People will call into question whether certain policies or business practices are honorable. But do we think much about how honor applies to our own lives? Do we give much thought to the honor of our own actions? In truth, we have the ability to bring honor to God in the way that we live. Today’s message challenges us to realize that God has expectations concerning how we use our finances. Scripture suggests that there are honorable ways to use our monetary blessings. We want to use our God-given resources in a way that brings honor to God. Just how do we do
    that?